At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over sixteen years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.

It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

Daily Housekeeper/Nanny

A Housekeeper/Nanny required to start as soon as possible based in Notting Hill Gate, London.

The family consist of two adults and a toddler of nearly two years of age, a new baby is due in April.

The role consists of sixty per cent housekeeping and forty percent child care.  9.30 to 6.30 Monday to Friday.

This is a two bedroom property, the rest is open plan, laundry and keeping the apartment clean and tidy, assisting with the welfare of the young child, taking him to play dates and the park and preparing meals for him, some babysitting requited,

Family are young and not formal.

To start asap.

£540.00 net per week

Head Housekeeper – Live out – South Kensington

A role for a head housekeeper based in South Kensington, working for a family who are only in residence five times per year.

A formal household with full staff when the family are here.  The role would require the candidate to be able to manage the daily maids, but also have a hands on role, good at laundry and general household skills.

The candidate should of had experience working in large formal house and a preference for someone who has worked with a Middle Eastern family and know their culture.

A five day week, however there may be times when a weekend is required (time given off in lieu).

To start asap.

£35k per annum

Head Housekeeper – Live out Mayfair

An opportunity has arisen for a proven Head Housekeeper in Mayfair.  Must have a minimum of three years experience working in a similar position with similar responsibilities.

Have seven years experience working in private homes, or deluxe hotels.

Have practiced high end skills in laundry and valeting and have the ability to care for an extensive wardrobe of clothes.

Show knowledge of skills in packing and unpacking for clients and guests.

Be trained in the proper care of soft and hard finishes, including antiques and art.

Have a natural, innate eye for detail.

Always be immaculately presented.

Show unquestionable communication skills, and the ability to communicate in clearly spoken English.

Be happy to be hands-on, working with the team, leading from the front.

Present excellent checkable references and be happy to undertake a background check if one is not already held.

Work well with children.

Candidates must like animals as the family have two well behaved small dogs which need walking and feeding.

Candidates must be relaxed about stepping into the kitchen if the chef is off, to prepare a simple meal for the children.

All candidates must have the ability to think on their feet, understand the importance of being discrete and show they are flexible and hard working.

High standards of work are required, but the house is not ultra-formal in its style.

Other staff include a chef, nanny and three housekeepers.


£45K - £50k

Nanny/Housekeeper – London

Client is seeking a full time daily nanny/housekeeper, who can offer occasional sleep over for babysitting two children aged 2 and 5 years, the youngest is at nursery.

Duties: Taking children to school and pick up, take to after school activities

Some light cooking and packing lunches etc

General household cleaning and laundry, ironing etc

Organising holiday activities, general errands, shopping etc.

Must be fit and active as the property is on five floors.

Like someone flexible who is happy to travel on family holidays, mostly Europe and Australia, but this is not a deal breaker.

Candidates must have proven experience, childcare qualifications, first aid current DBS, checkable reference and a clean driving license, the latter is a must.

Hours Monday to Friday 7.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. with some baby sitting and occasional proxy parenting.


£40k per annum


A highly professional housekeeper is required to work as part of a team for a family based in Kensington.   A large property over three floors and nine bedrooms.  A chef and house manager are also employed.

To work on a rota basis, five days a week 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Must be a good all rounder, clean to high standard, including, cleaning silver, good at laundry.  Be happy to work as part of a busy team.

To start September.

£33K per annum


An opportunity for a nanny/housekeeper, can be live in or out based in Holland Park. Looking for someone who is seeking  a long term role and be part of the family, the current nanny has been there for four years and prior to that the other nanny was with the family for five.  Very nice people to work for.

If live-in, the accommodation comprises of a bedroom, ensuite and kitchenette although the candidate can use the main kitchen up to 7pm.

The family comprises of mother and son, mother works full time, the boy is 9 years old, he catches the school bus in the morning and is dropped off by bus at 4.30 every afternoon. The child has some after school activities which the candidate would be required to accompany him too.

Based in Holland Park the house is spread over five floors, housekeeping duties include laundry, changing beds, keeping the house clean and tidy, shopping is usually done on line any extra food shopping can be  bought locally in Holland Park, or Kensington High St.

Cooking is also a requirement the family like healthy, nicely prepared meals.

Work is from Monday to Friday, if living out the hours would be 9 – 7, if living in hours would differ to 7 – 7.  Fridays the finish time is usually around 5pm.

Italian speaking  (candidate does not have to be Italian) but be able to speak fluently as the boy has been taught Italian by his current Nanny and Mum would like him to keep it up. Car driver would be helpful but not essential.  To start asap.

£600 net per week


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